~ your ipod at work ~

As electronic discovery becomes more far reaching even personal electronic items may be subject to scrutiny.

Companies are becoming worried about staff downloading sensitive information from office computers. And according to Kroll Ontrack, the electronic discovery arm of the giant private detective group, US workers have had their iPods and mobiles searched as part of investigations into possible security breaches, and as part of the “discovery” process in legal actions.

Text messaging is still shielded because, according to the private investigation agency, Kroll, there’s a technological stumbling block to retrieving deleted messages.

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